Job Opportunities

Join Our Team!

Each year, Residence Life at the University of Guelph employs over 150 students across campus in a variety of exciting roles. You could be one of them!

Current Opportunities

There are no current openings within our Residence Life Staff Positions. Click here to view openings in other departments of Student Housing Services. 

 

Who Can Apply?

You can apply if you are a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at the University of Guelph and in good standing (i.e. no record of conduct or behaviour problems on campus).  If you are applying for a Residence Assistant, Community Life Facilitator, Senior RA, Program Office, or Community Assistant, you need a minimum cumulative and semester average of 65%.  If you are applying for an academic focused Residence Life position (e.g. Cluster Leader, Programme Facilitator), you need a minimum cumulative and semester average of 70%. 

 

Who Are We Looking For?

New Staff Positions

New Staff Positions are available to any University of Guelph student who is enrolled full-time who meets our academic requirements.

*Please read job description for a full outline of responsibilities 
**Current Remuneration amounts are under review

 

Position

Short Description

Remuneration**
(under review for 2021-22)

Application

Online Community Mentor (OCM)

Aids in the support and transition of first year students who are not living in residence via a virtual community experience.

Not required to live in residence ~ 20-25 positions available

$2100.00/semester

Closed

Residence Assistant (RA)

Aids in the transition of first and upper year students to residence.

Required to live in residence.

$3808.30/semester plus

RLS room rate & RLS Meal Plan

Closed

Duty Staff (DS)

Supports the RLS on-call system in South Residence.

Not required to live in residence. ~20 positions available.

Starts at $15.00/hour

Closed

Residence Assistant Designates (RAD)

RADs may be called upon to fill Residence Assistant vacancies if available. 
 
Required to live in residence.

See linked RAD description

Closed

Programming Office Staff

Provides programming support to fellow RLS and lead residence-wide residence enrichment efforts.

Not required to live in residence.  

~5 positions available, under the following portfolios:
Media Coordinators
Hub (Programming Office) Coordinator
Mental Health Coordinator
Res-Wide Program Coordinator

$2685.00/semester

Closed

Cluster Leader (CL)

Provides academic programming to first year students in residence.

Required to live in residence. 

$2685.00/semester plus

RLS room rate & RLS Meal Plan

Closed

Academic Programmer

Provides academic programming to students in residence. Provides academic programming support to all RLS. Oversees the Academic Drop-In Centres.

Not required to live in residence.  ~3 positions available.

$2685.00/semester

Closed

Community Standards Assistant

Provides administrative support to the Community Standards Officer in the management of the Residence Community Living Standards (RCLS).

Not required to live in residence. ~2 positions available.

Starts at $16.00/hour

Closed

Seminar Facilitator

Facilitates educational seminars.

Not required to live in residence. ~2 positions available.

Starts at $16.00/hour

 

Closed

Programme Facilitator (PF)

Provides themed programming to first year students in our Living-Learning Communities. (Arts, Eco, French, Indigenous, International)

Required to live in residence. 

$4349.53/semester plus

RLS room rate & RLS Meal Plan

Closed

 

Position

Short Description

Remuneration
(under review for 2021-22)

Application

Community Life Facilitator

Aids in the transition of upper year and mature students in residence.

Required to live in West Residence. ~4 positions available.

$2685.00/semester plus

hourly wage for office administration hours

 

Closed 

 

Returning Staff Positions

Returning Staff Positions are available for current or past members of Residence Life Staff. For senior level positions such as Senior RA, and Community Assistant, we also welcome new applicants with (significant) leadership experience to apply.

*Please read job description for a full outline of responsibilities 
** Current Remuneration amounts under review

Position

Short Description

Remuneration**
(under review for 2021-22)

Application

Online Community Mentor (OCM)

Aids in the support and transition of first year students who are not living in residence via a virtual community experience.

Not required to live in residence ~ 20-25 positions available

$2100.00/semester

Closed

Programming Office Staff

Provides programming support to fellow RLS and lead residence-wide residence enrichment efforts.

Not required to live in residence.  

~5 positions available, under the following portfolios:
Media Coordinators
Hub (Programming Office) Coordinator
Mental Health Coordinator
Res-Wide Program Coordinator

$2685.00/semester

 

Closed

Duty Staff (DS)

Supports the RLS on-call system in South Residence.

Not required to live in residence. ~20 positions available.

Starts at $15.00/hour

Closed

Returning Residence Assistant (RA)

Aids in the transition of first and upper year students to residence.

Required to live in residence.

$4008.30/semester plus

RLS room rate & RLS Meal Plan

Closed

Community Assistant (CA)
*Job Description Currently Under Review*

Aids in the transition of first and upper year students to residence.

Provides additional support and coaching to their RA team.

Required to live in residence.  ~ 5 positions available.

$4700.47/semester plus

RLS room rate & RLS Meal Plan

Closed

Cluster Leader (CL)

Provides academic programming to first year students in residence.

Required to live in residence. 

$2685.00/semester plus

RLS room rate & RLS Meal Plan

Closed

Academic Programmer

Provides academic programming to students in residence. Provides academic programming support to all RLS.

  Oversees the Academic Drop-In Centres.

Not required to live in residence.  ~3 positions available.

$2685.00/semester

Closed

Senior Academic Programmer

Acts as a resource for Cluster Leaders, Academic Programmers, and other RLS in academic programming initiatives.

Not required to live in residence.  ~ 2 positions available.

$4700.47/semester

Closed

Seminar Facilitator

Facilitates educational seminars.

Not required to live in residence. ~2 positions available.

Starts at $16.00/hour

Closed

Community Standards Assistant

Provides administrative support to the Community Standards Officer in the management of the Residence Community Living Standards (RCLS).

Not required to live in residence. ~2 positions available.

Starts at $16.00/hour

Closed

Programme Facilitator (PF)

Provides themed programming to first year students in our Living-Learning Communities. (Arts, Eco, French, Indigenous, International)

Required to live in residence. 

$4349.53/semester plus

RLS room rate & RLS Meal Plan

Closed

Duty Staff Lead Hand
(DS-LH)

Supports the RLS on-call system in South Residence.

Provides additional support and coaching to the Duty Staff team.

Not required to live in residence.  1 position available.

Starts at $16.00/hour

Closed

 

 

Position

Short Description

Remuneration
(under review for 2021-22)

Application

Community Life Facilitator

Aids in the transition of upper year and mature students in residence.

Required to live in West Residence. ~4 positions available.

$2685.00/semester plus

hourly wage for office administration hours

Not Currently Available

Senior Residence Assistant (Sr. RA)

Aids in the transition of first and upper year students to residence.

Provides additional support and coaching to RAs.

Required to live in residence.  ~8 positions available.

$4349.53/semester plus

RLS room rate & RLS Meal Plan

Not Currently Available

Community Assistant (CA) - LLCs

Acts as a resource for Programme Facilitators.

Required to live in residence.  1 position available.

$4700.47/semester plus

RLS room rate & RLS Meal Plan 

Not Currently Available

 

Why RLS?

Working on Residence Life Staff (RLS) can provide you with a wealth of opportunities to learn and grow outside of the classroom.  Working as a student leader provides you with opportunities to enhance your leadership, communication, teamwork and conflict resolution skills.

Here’s what some past RLS had to say about the experience (click each photo to enlarge):

 

        

          

 

Contact Us!

If you have questions or concerns about our hiring process, contact reslife@uoguelph.ca